Favourite New Youtuber Finds of 2016

Hey everyone!

Oh my goodness, I just got my Macbook back from repairs. It is working! Finally! And I bought a new keyboard protector, and it feels so amazing to type. And I thought it would be a waste not to just post more things on my blog after being so deprived from it.

I thought one good thing I could make a list of, a new one, is one of my favourite new youtubers. These youtubers are not meant to surpass the ones I’ve always been following, and because they are new to me, doesn’t mean they are new at all, but just to put the new ones I’m following this year, and have fallen in love with, into the spotlight. (Not that they need it.) Oh, and I also wonder if I did start following some this year – a year is both long and incredibly short – but they are definitely youtubers I fell more and more in love with.

I feel like for a lot of these youtubers I’ve jumped on the bandwagon so so late. But I’ve just absolutely fallen in love with them. So, in no particular order:

1. Dodie Clarke, i.e. doddleoddle

Dodie just might be my spirit animal. Her voice is sooo beautiful, and when she is off on her little chats, I feel like grabbing a warm tea and just cozying up on the couch. She is just so relatable as a person to me and I can only wish her so much success on her path to pursuit more music and more happiness.

2. Carrie Hope Fletcher, i.e. ItsWayPastMyBedTime

Okay, I feel so behind the bandwagon for this one. But Carrie is sooo amazing! She’s so articulate and insightful and at the same time so so talented and cheery. She’s another British youtuber who I just fell in love with this year.

3. Alex Rainbird Playlists

And this last one is less of “youtuber” and more of an entire music channel that I’ve just loved. I’ve been collecting songs to create a playlist for my wedding dinner, and a lot of my songs came from Alex Rainbird’s monthly indie playlists. I would just play them while I have a shower, and just note down whenever I fell in love with one – which was honestly extremely difficult because I would love an entire string of them and I’d be like “CRAP I NEED TO LIST THEM ALL DOWN!” But it’s a happy problem.

Anywho, those are the three channels! They also feel like ones that will be staples on my subscribe list. (I usually recycle some yearly so I don’t go overboard with Youtube videos – if you’ve read my blog you’ll know how much Youtube I watch … it’s a proper addiction.)

Well, till next time!

cumuloq ❤

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30DSC Day 06: Favourite female artist

Hi everyone,

Ready for another one? So today’s day 6, almost a week in, and today’s challenge is my favourite female artist. When it comes to female singers I’m a bit more mainstream.

I actually have quite a number of favourite singers and all for different reasons. There are those who I think are just amazing vocalists like Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Lea Michele and Jacquie Lee. Then there are those who are so talented in songwriting like Taylor Swift.

But – out of all of them – I feel like this one just has a soft spot in my heart. Because I grew up listening to her back in Australia, and I felt so heartbroken when I read in the magazines that she was diagnosed with cancer, and I feel like, after everything she’s been through, she still has such a distinctly unique voice.

So my favourite artist is Delta Goodrem. And here are a few of her classics from her first album that I fell in love with …

Lost Without You

Born to Try

Not Me, Not I

So, once again, check out Rhey of Sunshine for her favourite female artist. And I’ll join you tomorrow to share with you my ultimate favourite band of all time! Yes. This one is a clear winner.

Till next time, lovelies!

cumuloq ❤

30DSC Day 04: Favourite youtube artist

Hi everyone!

Another day, another challenge. So for today I’ll be sharing my (current) favourite Youtube artist, Sarah Close (SarahClose1). She’s a songwriter from England and does such mesmerising covers. Some of my favourites I will share here include:

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

She Looks So Perfect – 5 Seconds of Summer

Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

What I like best about her is that she looks like she really loves and is passion about what she is singing. It’s very bare: her and her keyboard. I also love how effortless and clean her voice is. It just melts down the ear canal like molasses – which is such a horrible attempt at imagery because molasses don’t belong in ears, but yes, that’s what it’s like.

For those who want to know, and also for my personal listing, here are a few other amazing Youtube artists that you should check out – I’m sure you know some of them though because they are house names in Youtube (ones with extra love get asterisks!). I’m too lazy to drop a link so I hope you don’t mind just googling them:

  • Against the Current
  • Alyssa Bernal
  • Chad Neidt
  • Chad Sugg
  • Charity Vance
  • Dave Days
  • Drew Tabor
  • Alex Goot
  • Graham Stookey
  • Jacquie Lee
  • Kina Grannis
  • Lauren Bonnell**
  • Madilyn Bailey
  • Megan Nicole
  • The Fergies**
  • Christina Grimmie

Anyway, do check out Rhey of Sunshine once more. And I’ll update you guys tomorrow on my favourite male artist – oh wow, so difficult. Not an artist person. Haha.

Till next time!

cumuloq ❤